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Top 20 tips for success in Business & in Life

Here’s an article I have recently written for the Heels & Deals website, the ultimate network for women entrepreneurs.

“The secret for success in life is for a person to be ready for opportunity when it comes”

Benjamin Disraeli (Former British PM)

According to Webster’s dictionary, Success is:

  • The achievement of something desired, planned or attempted
  • The attainment of wealth, position, honours, or the like

But Success isn’t always that objective and actually depends on what you want to achieve & what you perceive as successful, not what others perceive or think success to be. Your success is quite subjective to you!

A great place to start in order to create your own definition of success is by asking yourself these questions:

What is success to me?

What is it that I really want out of my life or in my business?

What is one thing I can change today that will bring me 1 step closer to it?

Your level of success is in direct proportion to what you actually get yourself to do. What you actually act upon, believe in, are passionate about, and are willing to follow through on. That’s why it’s important to have a clear vision of what you want and align it with your values- what you stand for, what your business stands for and what your heart truly desires.

In order to keep your eye on the ball and make sure you stay on the track you’ve designed for yourself, here are top 20 success tips that I have written based on my own transformational journey from marketer and employee to coach and business owner as well as the journeys of my clients that I have witnessed over the past 4 years.

  • Be a person of high integrity: you are what others perceive you to be. People will come asking for your products or services if they know they can trust you.
  • Don’t look very hard for answers: The journey brings the answers. The answers only reveal themselves when you’re ready for them. Sometimes you’re just asking the wrong questions!
  • Learn to say No: how many times have you said yes to others and ended up paying for it in terms of productivity and time you could have spent on yourself or your business? It’s ok to be nice but set your priorities straight- you and your business should always come first.
  • Sacrifice when you need to but also make time for yourself: It’s only by nurturing yourself that you can nurture others.
  • Have a plan you can grow with, not one that is so hard to achieve it will cripple you
  • Learn constantly: Be curious, engaged and enthusiastic. There is always something new you can learn to help you grow as a person and a professional
  • There are three ways you can grow:
  1. Having a mentor: Learn from someone else’s experiences
  2. Hiring a coach: Through self-exploration, asking the right questions and finding the answers you make bigger strides and reach your goals faster
  3. Becoming a mentor: find someone you can mentor yourself. You will only realize how much you know when you start teaching it to someone else.
  • Look for your weaknesses and address them. There are no mistakes… only opportunities for improvement.  So stop judging yourself!
  • Don’t re-invent the wheel. Ask for help when you need it. You don’t have to do it alone. There are professionals out there who can help you in every aspect of your business. By delegating the tasks you’re not good at you can actually focus on the things you excel in.
  • Don’t wait for things to be perfect. They never will be. Good, is good enough to get you started.
  • Don’t get stuck in the paralysis of analysis. Take Action!
  • Keep your head above water: stay connected to your market and keep an eye on what others are doing to learn from their successes
  • You have no competitors! Adopt an abundance mentality. There’s more business than there are people to provide it
  • Support your colleagues: Refer them, speak well of them, and use their services.  As Zig Ziglar said “You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.”
  • Create relationships that last: collaborate with colleagues, connect with other professionals, network and create referrals for life. Make personal connections wherever possible.
  • Over-deliver and deliver good quality or nothing at all
  • Don’t let FEAR stop you. When it creeps in remember what got you into this business in the first place. Reconnect with your purpose, mission statement and passions, and find the motivation to drive you forward. If you can’t find it on your own hire a coach.
  • Have faith! You’re closer to success than you think you are.
  • Refuel. Get your energy and support from the people you love and who want to see you succeed
  • Value yourself and know who you are as a brand: Believe you have value to offer. If you believe it, others will too!

Step into it, act it, believe it, claim it!

One Response

  1. Saboohi Khan says:

    Love this….I say the same keep believing you achive your dreams and goals….

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